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Smallest budgetest home PC

Palmizio
  • 2 months ago

Hi, my parents finally decided to change their 15 years old Mac Book and asked me for pointers. Point is, they really want it to fit in the small space under the printer, that is just 12 cm in height and about 40 cm wide. They'd use it just for emails and office.

I put this together, any suggestion? I have absolutely zero experience in pc building.

Thank you!

https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/tckndm

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I would do. There is a node 202 version which has the PSU built in, but they dont seem to sell them in Italy? And normal node is crazy expensive.. €100 where in The Netherlands its only €75. It makes the build a bit more expensive because most parts are more expensive in italy. I also added a CPU cooler, since I dont know if the stock cooler will fit in the node. Mobo has built-in WiFi. You also needed a mini-itx motherboard for the Node, changed that as well.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor €101.64 @ Amazon Italia
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler €41.10 @ Amazon Italia
Motherboard MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard €124.74 @ Amazon Italia
Memory *Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €44.99 @ Amazon Italia
Storage *Gigabyte 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €36.00 @ Amazon Italia
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case €101.00 @ Amazon Italia
Power Supply Corsair SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply €89.90 @ Corsair
Operating System *Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit €50.47 @ Amazon Italia
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €589.84
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-20 17:21 CET+0100
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate the help! I think I'll go with you build. Yes, it's annoying how much more expensive some components are in Italy. Now, on with the actual building of this thing

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

it will fit

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

it will fit

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor €98.49 @ Amazon Italia
Motherboard *Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard €124.20 @ Amazon Italia
Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €46.99 @ Amazon Italia
Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive €60.99 @ Amazon Italia
Case Silverstone ML09 HTPC Case €71.63 @ Amazon Italia
Power Supply Corsair SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply €89.90 @ Corsair
Operating System *Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit €50.47 @ Amazon Italia
Case Fan *Xilence COO-XPF120.R.PWM 57.9 CFM 120 mm Fan €4.28 @ Amazon Italia
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €546.95
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 18:34 CET+0100

Smaller and cheaper case, a cheaper cpu (the newer cpu is cheaper somehow). Also, a better psu, and better ram.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at the 3200g, but I wasn't sure it would work with the motherboard

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard they have been shipping with the updated BIOS already.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It can, it just needs a bios update. As stated by test, they may ship with the updated bios, but amd also has a bios upgrade program, idk if they have it in italy though.

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